The Los Angeles Angels release Al Alburquerque

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 9:03 am

The Los Angeles Angels have released 30-year old righty reliever Al Alburquerque.  He pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.  Alburquerque also pitched in 28 games (3 starts) in Rookie+AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with 8 saves, a 3.25 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Alburquerque has now pitched in 243 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 17-6 with 1 save, a 3.21 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  He will have little trouble finding a new team to pitch for.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Andrew Bailey

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 8:59 am

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 32-year old righty reliever Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal.  Bailey pitched in 33 games (0 starts) for the Phillies earlier this year and he was 3-1 with a 6.40 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Bailey has given up 32 hits (6 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 33 batters in his first 32 1/3 innings in the show this year.  Bailey has now pitched in 249 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 14-14 with 89 saves, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  This is just the case of the Angels taking a flier on a tw0 time American League All-Star (2009 and 2010 with the Oakland A’s).

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Sean Coyle

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 8:54 am

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 24-year old righty swinging infielder Sean Coyle.  Coyle played in 21 games in AA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 11 for 78 (.141 avg, .520 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 2 homers, 6 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Coyle has played in AA+AAA-ball for the Angels and Red Sox so far this year and he is 47 of 296 (.159 avg, .537 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 7 homers, 20 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Coyle has now played in 519 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 444 of 1,879 (.236 avg, .744 OPS) with 323 runs scored, 68 homers, 268 RBIs and 72 stolen bases.  This is no loss for the Angels moving forward.

UPDATE:  (8/21/2016) – The Angels have sent Sean Coyle outright to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels claim Cody Ege off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 13 August 2016 at 7:38 am

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 25-year old lefty reliever Cody Ege on waivers from the Miami Marlins.  Ege pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Marlins this year in his first taste of the show and he was 0-0 with a 12.00 ERA and a 3.33 WHIP.  Ege gave up 8 hits (1 homer) and 2 walks while whiffing 2 batters in his first 3 innings in the show, so he got hit hard.  He also pitched in 36 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Marlins this year in which he was 4-3 with 5 saves, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.  Ege has now pitched in 138 games (0 starts) in the minors and he is 18-6 with 11 saves, a 2.63 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  This was a good guy for the Angels to take a flier on, as Ege has a good arm.

The Los Angeles Angels release Ryan Jackson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 7:58 am

The Los Angeles Angels have released 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson.  Jackson played in 92 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies and Angels this year in which he was 72 of 290 (.248 avg) with 27 runs scored, 0 homers, 40 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  He has played in 3 years in the show so far in his career and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Angels.

Adam Hofacket has been decent in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 9:36 am

The Los Angeles Angels are widely known to have a poor minor league system right now, prospect wise.  But, 22-year old righty reliever Adam Hofacket is a pitcher on the rise for them.  He came into this season as the Angels’ #24 prospect according to Baseball America.  He has pitched in 32 games (0 starts) in A-ball so far this year and he is 2-2 with 9 saves, a 4.22 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  Hofacket has now pitched in 58 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 6-2 with 17 saves, a 4.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  He has given up 79 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 73 batters in his first 73 2/3 innings in the minors.

The Los Angeles Angels activate Geovany Soto from the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 9:32 am

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 33-year old righty swinging catcher Geovany Soto off of the D.L.  Soto played in 22 games earlier this year for the Angels and he is 19 for 67 (.284 avg, .811 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 3 homers and 8 RBIs.  To make room on the roster for Soto, the Angels have sent 25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Perez to AAA.  Perez has played in 68 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 48 of 215 (.223 avg, .601 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 5 homers, 27 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Soto will share time behind the plate with Jett Bandy going forward.

Jhoulys Chacin is moving into the starting rotation for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 5:25 pm

28-year old righty Jhoulys Chacin will be moving back into the starting rotation for the Los Angeles Angels.  He will be replacing Tim Lincecum.  Chacin has pitched in 18 games (10 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 2-5 with a 5.22 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  He has given up 75 hits and 30 walks while whiffing 51 batters in his first 70 2/3 innings.  He has pitched well since moving to the bullpen, working in 8 games in which he is 0-0 with a 2.55 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP.  The Angels hope Chacin will turn things around as a starting pitcher.

The Los Angeles Angels claim Brett Oberholtzer off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 5:16 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 27-year old lefty reliever Brett Oberholtzer off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.  Oberholtzer pitched in 26 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 2-2 with 1 save, a 4.83 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.  He gave up 58 hits (11 homers) and 20 walks while whiffing 38 batters in his 50 1/3 innings with the Phillies.  Oberholtzer has now pitched in 71 games (42 starts) in his first four years in the show and he is 13-22 with 1 save, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  Oberholtzer is a guy worth taking a chance on.  Maybe the Angels will use him as a starter, as they have a need there.

The Los Angeles Angels call up A.J. Achter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 5:12 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter.  Achter has pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 25 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he is 2-2 with 3 saves, a 4.12 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  Achter will work in middle relief for the Angels.

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